Sunday, December 18, 2011

Post-It Presents

Have you gone on yet?  I am addicted to "pinning!"  Recently discovering this gem of a site about 6 months ago has changed my life..not really but I do lose time and sleep because I love browsing all the cool ideas!  It certainly has inspired me on crafting projects, home decor ideas, recipes, and gift ideas.....the plethora of material shared on this site is incredible and so inspirational, start pinning today! 

Post-It Presents

So here are is my version of the "Post-It Present", here the link that I discovered on, the original link is is from:

Instead of using acrylic desk frames, I used acrylic magnet frames so my friends and family can easily use this present at home of the office!  Each frame I personalized by stamping my darling friend's initials!

This is the front and back of the frame!

Post-It Presents!

You can find me at Bobbi Jo Hickman and see what I have been pinning too!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

You've been framed! Fabric Frame Gift.

Happy Day to you all!!!

I hope you are having a rocking good weekend and enjoying your holiday shopping so far!

I love making gifts for the holidays.  Each year I try to make them unique to the people I am making them for to boot!  No mass production in the Rock Girl Craft Room....but I really do I love making things that "fit" whether it is to match a person's home decor, hobbies, collections or personality.

With this project I promise whoever you make this for will love it!  The bonus is that this project will  not hurt your bank account and it takes about 5 minutes to make..(so maybe you can make your craft room into a production line after all!) Either way this project will be quick and easy  and promises to deliver huge impact!  BAM!!!!BAM!!!!BAM!!!!BAM!!!!

I get frames for gifts, heck, I buy frames at the dolllar store for future projects.....frames are just something I have hanging around my house by the hundreds it seems!  You can pick frames at the dollar store, Good Will, and Salvation Army for about a $1.00 (bad pun intended)

This fabric frame has so many possible ways to be used:
  • a mini desk display
  • earring storage
  • pin cushion...which is what I created. 

COST:   Super Value Plus! $2.50
MATERIALS: scrap material 6.5 x 4.5, batting, a frame (the one shown is 4x6), and hot glue gun.  If you do not have left over fabric scraps, you can get little fat quarters from Joann's and Hobby Lobby on the cheap too!

Let's get creative!

  • First thing is get your hot glue gun warmed up.
  • Take the frame a part and get rid of the plastic or glass frame. (remember to recycle!)

  • Depending on how thick you want your cushion cut the piece(s) 6 x 4.  I cut 2 strips of batting and it proved my with the cushion I was looking for.

  • Cut  a piece of fabric 6.5 x 4.5  ( I used the card board insert as my guide.)

  • Next get your hot gun out and adhere the batting to the back of the cardboard frame. Since I used 2 pieces of batting,  I gunned one strip on top of the other.

  • Take your fabric and place it down on the frame as if it was a picture.  Attach the back of the frame on.  (I used a larger piece of fabric in this picture above so you can see what I was doing)  If you have any fabric sticking out be sure to trim it for a nice clean look.

Ta Da!  So easy!


Tell me some other things this fabric frame can be used for...and you could win some holiday twine! Winner will be selected at random on December 13th!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Easy gift idea for teachers, friends and co-workers this holiday season!

Who doesn't like some hot chocolate on a cold winter's day? 
This is an easy project that everyone can use!

Make a simple pocket by folding a piece of card stock, punch 2 holes on the side, get your stamps out and get stamping!  Slide the hot chocolate packet in the pocket and give it away!

Make lots of these and share a whole bunch of latte love!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

East Coast Style, Loving Miss Piggy, New Craft room updates, and my disasters

Dear Diary...sorry, I know it's been a super long time since I last wrote.
I have been very busy rocking it crazy style!  

First my family celebrated Thanksgiving East Coast style, I remember why I love Miss Piggy so much, some craft room updates, Kid Rocked My World, and some crafty disasters I don't want to talk about!


So first off  I spent a non-traditional Thanksgiving with my family and it was delightful!  We all enjoyed it so much that I think it will become a tradition going forward.  I was able to spend much needed family time with my husband and son cooking and baking our “East Coastal” meal!
Our Thanksgiving mean  consisted of a Morton’s blue cheese salad wedge, asparagus and garlic, rolls, sweet and sour meatballs, and lastly some crab legs.  Yummy!

This is my son Cory James…cooking! His garlic and asparagus was really good too!

 We currently working to get our Christmas tree decorated.  Charlie Brown’s tree has one more ornament than The Hickman tree has right now!

On the most sensational
This is what we call the Muppet Show!

My husband and I were able to sneak off to see a movie and all I  can say was when we walkout of the theater, I was beaming a smile ear to ear!  The Muppets was a great movie!  Jason Segal just did an awesome job bringing my beloved The Muppets back to their glory!!  LOVED IT!  I have been Miss Piggy’s biggest fan and have a collect to prove it.  After seeing this movie my husband said that he now understood my love for Miss Piggy and he unstanding me better!

 My Name is Kid Rock!

My Thanksgiving Weekend was completed by going to see Kid Rock at that House of Blues in Chicago.  It was a great show and have to say that I love his shows.  He never let's me down as a performer. Thanks Christine, my bestie, for being my body gaurd!



It's a little brighter and lighter in the basement now!  I am still trying to figure out how to organize my things better, but I am loving the space!
I have been trying my hand at sewing fabric business card holders; I am a sewing disaster!  Those little buggers are getting the best of me, but I am determined to get at least one completed.  Some how I jammed up my Zutter and when I went to punch my album pages double punched them and now have to start over...thank goodness there was not a lot of detail on the pages yets.  Now, apparently my scanner does not want to find its driver so I can show you my's properly better this way......

 However, I am super excited because I picked up lots of fabric on sale on Black Friday…so some crafty things will be happening shortly!

Tell me how who was your favorite Muppet and be placed in a drawing on December 13, 2011 for some baker’s twine!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Retro Checkbook Cover

I know some of you are asking yourselves...a checkbook?  
What is that?
Do they make those anymore?
Does having a checkbook makes me old school?  
Not very environmentally friendly? 
I don't know, but it makes me feel better having a Plan "B" in case all my online banking transactions freeze or some sort of disaster should happen...regardless...
As I spend my hard earned money to pay off my car insurance at least I have something pretty to pull out of my purse and brings me joy when I use it.

Of course, if you don't "do" old style banking, these make great custom pocket calendars as well!

I love making these each year for my family and friends.  They are easy to make and CHEAP!  These pocket calendars can be purchased for $1.00 at Michael's, Joanne's, & Dollar Tree.

All you need to do to create your own is to:
  • Pull out the calendar inside and measure.  
  • Cut your card stock (pictured above is card stock for DCWV Rock Star)
  • Find or Create a paper piecing (next one I am making is going to be a cupcake!)
  • Add a little saying if you like, initials, or an inside joke you and a friend share to the cover!

Ta-Da!  A very cute customized gift for someone special in your life!